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Subject: I LOVE the Shopaholic books! (need more recommendations)
Date Posted: 6/22/2007 12:37 AM ET
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I am a HUGE fan of all of the Shopaholic books and the other books from Sophie Kinsella. I have been trying to find other books that are similar to that or other chic lit or british chic lit.

besides Sophie Kinsella's books I have read and liked:

The Next Big Thing by Johanna Edwards

Good in Bed Jennifer Weiner

Dress Rehearsal Jennifer O'Connell

I am welcome to hearing any good chic lit recommendations because I'm in a book rut! LOL

Thanks in advance! :)



Date Posted: 6/22/2007 9:02 AM ET
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Marian Keys is another great author of chick lit books.  I have one of her books on my bookshelf, "Angels".  Also, Sophie Kinsella, also writes under the name of Madeleine Wickham.  I have one of her books called Cocktails for Three.  I haven't read it yet, but I love her writing too.  Hope this helps.

Date Posted: 6/22/2007 9:21 AM ET
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If you liked Good in Bed, you'll like the rest of Jennifer Weiner's books.  So, try those.  Have you read Bridget Jones?  How about the Ya-Ya Sisterhood books?  Those are all classic chick-lit books that most have read, but if you haven't, you should!  Read also any book by Jane Green - Jemima J is one of my favorites.  I also have several chick-lit books on my shelf if you want to take a look.

Also -  Sophie Kinsella has written other books (under this name) other than the Shopaholic series, so you might want to try those.  However, I like the Shopaholic books better than her others because the Becky Bloomwood character is so much fun to read.

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Date Posted: 6/22/2007 12:42 PM ET
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I love chick lit and thats really all I read.  Some great authors of chick lit are Marian Keyes, Robyn Sisman, Lisa Jewell.  There are so many more but these three are in my top five.  I also recommend "Come Together" by Josie Lloyd and Emlyn Rees.  That is one of my favorite books.  I have it on my bookshelf plus some more chick lit.

Date Posted: 6/23/2007 1:55 AM ET
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 Johanna Edwards also has another book out called" Your Big Break" that you might want to check out.

Date Posted: 6/23/2007 4:40 PM ET
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I love Marian Keyes, she is great, if you like Sophie Kinsella, you will really like her:)

Also, Plum Sykes' book Bergdorf Blondes was good and she does have a new one out as well.

Date Posted: 6/25/2007 6:39 PM ET
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Thanks so much to all of your for your recommendations!

I am thinking of trying Bergdorf Blondes by  Plum Sykes & Your Big Break & How to be Cool by Johanna Edwards.

Date Posted: 6/26/2007 2:39 PM ET
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I really enjoyed The Little Lady Agency by Hester Browne, as well as the sequal, Little Lady, Big Apple.  I also strongly recommend anything by Jennifer Weiner.  I haven't been disappointed yet.



Date Posted: 6/26/2007 11:35 PM ET
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Emily Giffin, Marian Keyes, Mary Kay Andrews and Lauren Henderson have all been very good.  I also enjoyed the Little Lady Agency.

Date Posted: 6/27/2007 9:57 AM ET
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Mary Kay Andrews is one of my faves.  And "Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons" is way up on my most favorite book list.  Happy reading!

Date Posted: 6/27/2007 5:18 PM ET
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I just finished Everyone Worth Knowing by Lauren Weisberger. It was good. Anything by Jennifer Weiner is good too. I am about to start the Shopaholic series!

Date Posted: 7/4/2007 10:21 PM ET
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Lee Nichols is fabulous!  Her main chaiacter in 2 of her books, Elle Medina, is laugh out loud funny.  Of course I can't remember the name of the books LOL, but I believe she only have 3 total books out, so it won't be hard to find them

Date Posted: 7/5/2007 4:16 PM ET
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If you like the "Shopaholic" books and Sophie Kinsella, try Emily Griffin's "Something Borrowed" and "Something Blue."  My sister and I and our friends LOVED them.  We're huge Kinsella fans also.

Date Posted: 7/5/2007 9:58 PM ET
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Two books I enjoyed are I  Do (But I Don't) and I Did (But I wouldn't Now) by Cara Lockwood. The books are about two sisters (one being the main character in each).

Date Posted: 7/7/2007 6:20 PM ET
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I just finished Filthy Rich: A Novel By Dorothy Samuels and loved it.

Date Posted: 7/8/2007 9:06 PM ET
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Thanks so much for all the great recommendations!! :)

Date Posted: 7/9/2007 10:42 AM ET
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I highly recommend "The Right Address" and "Wolves in Chic Clothing"

Jemina J is another great one!

Date Posted: 7/11/2007 10:16 PM ET
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Check out Jane Green, author of "Mr. Maybe." 

Date Posted: 7/13/2007 1:28 AM ET
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I am reading Little White Lies by Gemma Townley and I'm loving it.

I really like humorous books that the characters get themselves in a mess and they have to find there way out. Like all of Sophie Kinsella's books. Does anyone else have any recommendations for stories like that?

Date Posted: 7/14/2007 8:13 AM ET
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If you loved Shopaholic, you will love Jane Green.  Anna Maxted's books are great, but slightly more serious.

Date Posted: 7/14/2007 11:41 PM ET
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Hi there.... Have you tried reading the anything by Madeline Wickham? She is actually Sophie Kinsella... She has two books...one is Cocktails for three and the other just came out... the title escapes me sorry... I would also try anything buy Wendy Markham..she has a similar series... Good luck!!
Date Posted: 7/19/2007 2:07 AM ET
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I absolutely love Sophie Kinsella, and some other chick lit books that I enjoyed include:

Name and Address withheld by Jane Sigaloff

The Man who ate the 747 by Ben Sherwood

The Shop on Blossom Street by Debbie Macomber (I haven't read any of her other books yet, but I plan on getting around to it soon!)

Hope that was helpful!

Date Posted: 7/19/2007 10:43 AM ET
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i currently have 7 chick lit books on my shelf....and more on their way

Date Posted: 7/19/2007 4:39 PM ET
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I really like the "Little Lady" series.  It's as good as Shopaholic IMHO.

If you like slightly older chicks - the two Red Hat Club books by Haywood Smith are pretty good.  The characters are in thier early 50's.


Date Posted: 7/19/2007 9:20 PM ET
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Janet Evanovich is a fun author to read!!!!  I love the Stephanie Plum series......I am a huge chick lit reader, but the Stephanie Plum series are my absolute favorites!!!!!!!!  There is also Sarah Stromeyer-- she writes the Bubbles books!  I highly recommend both of them!!!!!!